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How to watch the NFL Super Bowl live in Australia; Super Bowl 2020 live stream, TV guide

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The NFL Super Bowl annually attracts an international audience of hundreds of millions of viewers. In 2021, the game will be broadcast live on 7mate and ESPN, starting at 10:30am AEDT on Monday, February 8.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will contest Super Bowl LV.

To make sure you don’t miss a second of the action, The Roar has compiled a guide to watching the Super Bowl in Australia both live streaming online and live on TV.

It’s the champ versus the challenger, with legendary six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady taking on the new phenom Patrick Mahomes.

Buoyed by the surprise offseason acquisition of Brady, the normally wishy-washy Buccaneers turned into a contender overnight. They finished second in the NFC South with an 11-5 record, before eking out tough playoff wins over Washington, New Orleans and Green Bay – with Brady knocking off longtime nemeses Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers in the process – to progress to the Super Bowl.

It’s Tampa Bay’s first Super Bowl appearance since their triumph in 2003 and just second overall. However, they’ll be just the third team in NFL history to boast home ground advantage in the big game.

Kansas City, on the other hand, are going for back-to-back titles after they broke a 50-year drought with a win over San Francisco last season. The Chiefs have been virtually untroubled all season, finishing the regular season with an NFL-best record of 14-2, before knocking off Cleveland and Buffalo to lock in their second straight Super Bowl appearance.

How to watch the Super Bowl live on TV
There are two options for watching the Super Bowl on television in Australia. The good news for fans looking to catch the game is that the match will be broadcast live on both free to air and pay TV.

As far as free-to-air goes, Channel Seven will actually have coverage on their main channel (in most areas) from 10am (AEDT), right after Sunrise. It looks as if they’ll have extensive post-game coverage too, with their broadcast not wrapping up until 4pm despite the match finishing almost two hours prior to that.


Check your local listings – especially if you’re in another timezone – to confirm whether the game is on Seven or 7Mate in your area.

Alternatively, you can watch the game on ESPN (channel 509) if you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription. Their coverage also begins at 10am (AEDT), but finishes at 2pm.

Both networks will just be broadcasting a feed of FOX’s American coverage, so the viewing experience shouldn’t be much different between the options.

How to live stream the Super Bowl in Australia
If you’d rather stream the Super Bowl instead, the best way to do so is through Kayo Sports. Kayo lets you stream the overwhelming majority of Foxtel’s sporting content for $25 a month – including ESPN and the NFL.

If you’ve never used the service before, you may be eligible for a free trial.

If you’re already subscribed to Foxtel and just want to stream the game instead, simply use the Foxtel GO app, which is included as part of your subscription.

Alternatively, you can stream the game for free via Plus 7, which is Seven’s streaming service.

The last option is the NFL Gamepass, which is the official streaming service of the NFL. A Super Bowl pass costs $34.99, but does give you access to full replays.


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